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Caption for Liverpool, Ss Adriatic 1890: The White Star Line started in Liverpool when Thomas Henry Ismay bought a bankrupt shipping company in 1868. He put money, new ships and new life into the company, and brought in the right partners and associates to found the successful business. White Star, whose motto was 'Ready and Steadfast', always aimed at the best. The SS 'Adriatic', built in 1872, was the fifth of their liners. We see her here just after she had had Second Class accommodation fitted. Not a lucky ship, she collided with Cunard's 'Parthia' at New York in October 1875, and in December the same year she hit the sailing ship 'Harvest Queen', drowning all on board. Her speed and metal bows got her into trouble again in July 1885, when she sank the brigantine 'G A Pink' - five crew died. Laid up at Birkenhead in 1890, she was taken to Preston for breaking up in 1899.

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Memories of Liverpool

Hello Audrey, I grew up in Starfield Street which was next to Berwick. We lived there from 1951 till ‘66 when I left home for university. I had 2 sisters, Diane and Christine. We all went to Butler Street school and went swimming in Boaler Street baths. Our family name was Houlton though my mum’s family had lived (...Read full memory)

I used to live in Rolfe Street off back Molyneux Road. The houses there now have the Beatles names.Such good memories Pebbles..Capaldi..Kenny Cinema many more. my Mum used to work in a fruit shop called Hurst's. I have tried to find old pics of Rolfe Street but no sad. my ex Husband used to live in Thornes road OPP Kenny library. so many memories xx My name used to be Valerie MC Dowall

Happy memories! I was born in Liverpool, 1947, but my father moved us down to Plymouth in 1952, where I'm still living. Because of all my maternal relatives still living in Liverpool we'd make frequent visits and I have fond memories of the trams, the last one of which ran in September 1957, two years after this photo. If I (...Read full memory)

I was born in red rock street I have many lovely memories of my childhood there sadly my sister and I had to leave when our mother died we have never forgotten our time there and as we don't have anything from our time as a family there we do have the memories of family times there the corner shop was on the next block to us (...Read full memory)

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